Beat Circus (Boston MA), Emily Rodgers Band, The Working Poor
BEAT CIRCUS formed in Boston in 2004 by singer and composer Brian Carpenter, now celebrating the band's fourth release and the third in a Weird American Gothic trilogy. Brian Carpenter formed Beat Circus shortly after his arrival in Boston and since then, he's been the ensemble's guiding light and sole constant member. He has recorded or performed with Swans, Kronos Quartet, Colin Stetson, and Marc Ribot, and collaborated with producers Martin Bisi (Dreamland, 2008), Sean Slade and Bryce Goggin (Boy From Black Mountain, 2009). Returning on These Wicked Things are drummer Gavin McCarthy (Karate, Thalia Zedek Band), bassist Paul Dilley (Reverend Glasseye), and guitarist Andrew Stern (Brian Carpenter & The Confessions). Relative newcomers include violinist Abigale Reisman (Tredici Bacci), violist Emily Bookwalter (Ghost Train Orchestra), and multi-instrumentalist Alec Spiegelman (Cuddle Magic).
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Pittsburgh, PA 15224